City of Alexandria, VA
The In-Home Companion Program provides in-home assistance for low-income adults over the age of 60 and/or who have severe disabilities that prevent them from performing these tasks themselves. Depending on the needs of the individual, companions can assist with:
Individuals must meet income guidelines. As of September, 2009, individual household income must be below $1,775 per month and household income for a family of two must be below $2,321 per month to qualify for this service. There may be a waiting list for this service.
To apply for this service: Call 703-746-5999 and ask for a social worker in the Companion Services Program. The social worker will arrange to make a home visit for a detailed assessment of the applicant's capabilities.
CareRing Services is a free daily telephone calling program designed to help individuals who are living aloe, aged, disabled or chronically ill maintain their independence and keep connected to the community.